August Alsina Found Chris Rock’s Jada Pinkett Smith Jokes “Funny”: Report
August Alsina reportedly found Chris Rock’s jokes about Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s relationship “funny,” according to the New York Post. The outlet quotes a source close to the singer. Rock joked about Smith, Jada, and Alsina’s infamous “entanglement” during his latest special for Netflix, Selective Outrage.
“Will Smith practices selective outrage,” Rock began during the segment. “Everybody that really knows, knows I had nothing to do with that shit. I didn’t have any entanglements. We all been cheated on. Everybody in this industry has been cheated on. None of us have ever been interviewed by the person that cheated on us on television. None of us. Why the fuck would you do that shit? She hurt him way more than he hurt me, okay?”
August Alsina & Jada Pinkett Smith
“August watched the Netflix special and he laughed,” a source told The Post. “He thought it was not only funny but truthful. That was the best part for him. A lot of people spoke out against [Alsina]. So he was happy to see that Chris Rock seemed to be advocating for the truth and not just making a joke.” Alsina first claimed he was granted permission from Will Smith for the relationship back in 2020, but Jada and Will denied this. Jada later admitted to being in an “entanglement” with Alsina during an episode of her Red Table Talk show. She even brought Will Smith on to address the scandal.
The source for The Post says that Jada still downplayed the significance of their relationship. “[Pinkett Smith] definitely downplayed a four-year relationship. It was not an entanglement. And that’s what made it so unfortunate. [Alsina] did not drag them in any interviews. It was not a scandal. It was just [Alsina] telling his truth and getting his life back. He was actually getting sick from [the stress of the romance]. Physically sick.” Elsewhere in Rock’s special, he joked about getting his daughter kicked out of school, Meghan Markle, and more.